Santa Fe Indian School

About SFIS

Director of Educational Development

Anya Dozier Enos, Ph.D. (Santa Clara Pueblo) is the Educational Development Director (formerly titled Curriculum/Professional Development) at Santa Fe Indian School.

Dr. Dozier-Enos has served in various other roles at Santa Fe Indian School.  As a college student taking courses in education, her first classroom observations were in Theresa Chavez’ 11th grade English class.  That experience convinced her to complete her teacher certification, with a goal of teaching at Santa Fe Indian School.  From 1990 to the present, Dr. Dozier Enos has taught a variety of courses and had students from grades 7 – 12.  She has coordinated programs that raised student awareness of a variety of issues – from health, to research, to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  After receiving her Ph.D. in 1998, she coordinated SFIS research projects that included learning from tribal leadership definitions of success, appropriate research methodologies, concepts that embed sovereignty beyond politics and government, and best practices for community-based education.  Work with research interns and teachers included teaching ethical indigenous research practices and creating standards-based lessons grounded in community.  The COOL project produced 26 licensed Native American administrators, most of whom are still working in leadership positions in New Mexico.

In 2007, Dr. Dozier Enos took a short hiatus from Santa Fe Indian School and worked at the Public Education Department as the state’s high school redesign coordinator.  There she helped public schools understand state policies, which are outcomes of national best practices for ensuring high school course offerings and assessments prepare students for entrance into college and/or careers.  She was excited to return to Santa Fe Indian School in 2011 to participate in the collaborative effort that ensures curricular and professional development initiatives work together to honor Pueblo/Native approaches for the benefit of SFIS student learning.

On a personal level, Anya and her husband, Terry (Pima/Tohono O’odham), live in Santa Clara Pueblo.  Terry works for the SFIS student living program. The Enos children are grown and come home regularly for feasts and family events.  Anya and Terry share their home with a couple of cats and a library of books.